We wish to congratulate QAHS 2019 graduate, George Tian, for being selected as a finalist in the Australian Stockholm Junior Water Prize (ASJWP).
"The Stockholm Junior Water Prize is the world's most prestigious youth award given to a high school student for water research. In Australia, the Australian Water Association organises the national competition, with support from Xylem.
The winner of the Australian competition is invited to participate in the international competition held each year during World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden, competing with over 30 countries in the international final."
Australian Water Association, April 2020
George started his journey towards the ASJWP finals with primary data collection in the QAHS laboratories and an Extended Essay in Chemistry. His research question, "What is the Effectiveness of Organoclay Adsorption and Re-elution in Removing the Aquatic Pollutant 2-Ethylhexyl-3-(4-Methoxyphenyl) Prop-2-Enoate, Quantified Through UV-Visible Spectrophotometry and Bacteria Luminescence Test Screen?" was focused around mitigation strategies for a chemical threat to Australia's Great Barrier Reef. George's research has already been recognised at the Gold Coast Science Competition (CGSC), Science Teachers Association of Queensland (STAQ) Awards and the Australian BHP Awards. On Wednesday 6 May at 12:30pm (AEST), George will discuss his research with other ASJWP finalists prior to the announcement of the 2020 ASJWP winner. Register for the live awards ceremony webinar or watch George's submission video here.
Mr Paul Mitchell
HOD Science and Enrichment